Monday, 23 April 2012
THE STORY OF THE DRAGON OF MOSTON 1535
by Dave Roberts
If you head out of Middlewich in the direction of Sandbach, not on the main road but 'down the back lanes' as they say in these parts, turning left at the 'T' junction at the end of Warmingham Lane you will soon find yourself in Dragon's Lane, Moston. It's such an evocative name that, as I'm possessed of a vivid imagination, every time I travel that way I manage to convince myself that the Dragon is still there (in that small wood or copse opposite the turning for Warmingham, if you want the precise location of the creature). The story, thought by many to be the origin of the story of St George & The Dragon, is told in the poem The Dragon Of Moston (link below). Sir Thomas Venables is commemorated in the Venables Shields, preserved in Middlewich Parish Church.
THE DRAGON OF MOSTON (POEM)
(This Middlewich Diary entry was first published on the 13th June 2011)